Many have answered the call to read Spivak. Certainly enough for a week-long intensive reading.
Here’s a summary of the gathering consensus…
Text: “Scattered Speculations on the Question of Value”.
Supplementary and optional: “Ghostwriting”; “History” (Critique of Postcolonial Reason, chapter three); “Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography”; “The Trajectory of the Subaltern in My Work” (lecture).
Many thanks to Craig for making these texts available for this limited period.
Dates: Week beginning April 17th.
Monday 17: John, Matt, pomegrenade.
Tuesday 18: Craig, Scott.
Wednesday 19: crojas, Nate, s0metim3s.
Thursday 20: Amardeep, Jodi, Keith.
Friday 21: Dominic, whispering dave.
Saturday 22: Amish, az, Squibb.
Sunday 23: Jon, Ken.
There is some method to the above ordering, for instance in allowing John and Matt to set out some stakes at the outset. But don’t hesitate to suggest changes. Plus others are welcome to jump in.
Practicalities: I suggest that the posts be divided between Long Sunday and the Valve. I can help arrange the requisite technicalities for guest-posting on Long Sunday nearer the time. I am investigating other forms of aggregation, too, which might accentuate the “blogweave”.
Updates: az has renamed the event a “Carnival of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak”. John is already raring to go, seeking help on the first few sentences. And sepoy, a commenter at Amardeep’s, blogmaster at Chapati Mystery, and proprietor of the Chapati Mystery Bazaar, has the necessary apparel.
Further Update: The Carnival of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak now has its own webpage.
Please add other suggestions in the comments. Occasionally, owing to troll activity, comments are moderated. But non-troll comments will be approved with all due speed.